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Old 04-16-2010, 03:41 PM
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I just bought a new Yuasa battery for my sons Polaris Sportsman 90. I added the acid and put it in the quad. I turned over great and started right up. Do I need to charge the battery right away after adding the acid? If so, for how long?
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:45 PM
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the box the battery comes in should have a chart in there to give you the times. the last time i bought a battery, it told me about 4 hrs. i haven't looked back since on my batteries. hope this helps!
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you may check with the dealer you bought it from unless you find the paperwork. i'm thinking you may not want to go more than 2 amps while charging for 4 hrs.
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If your charger goes as low as 2 amps that would be best, if you don't have any way of telling the volts or a charger with automatic shut off be careful not to boil off acid. Full charge should be around 12.8 volts after it sits for an hour after charging.
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you should have let your battery set about 30 minutes after adding the acid to soak into the plates then charge it for say 8 hours on a slow charge like around 2 amps for the best life of the battery. imo
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:27 AM
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you should have let your battery set about 30 minutes after adding the acid to soak into the plates then charge it for say 8 hours on a slow charge like around 2 amps for the best life of the battery. imo
agreed shoulda let it set. then top it off to the marks. chage at a slow rate for least 8hrs. then put it in.
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